Tia Mowry-Hardwick is much more than just a famous twin. The actress, author, mom, and now businesswoman, was already busy with television shows and family before embarking on a quest to help mothers live healthier. We sat down with Tia to learn her secrets to being healthy mom.
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BDO: How does it feel being a mom and what is that you have learned so far?
TM: Being a mom is incredible. An incredible amount of love is shared when being a mom. Incredible highs as well. I can honestly say that I’ve been blessed to look after an amazing human being. Just seeing my child grow is a 24-hour job. You learn through experience, trial and error. Learning how to multitask, applaud and forgive yourself when you need to and make adjustments when you need to. I would not trade it for world.
BDO: How many hats do you wear and how difficult or easy is it to wear them all?
TM: Mom, wife, entrepreneur, producer, sister, writer–I wear so many hats! But just because you are a mother, doesn’t mean you have to give up parts of your personality. Women have all different pieces of the pie and have to prioritize those pieces. Sometimes you’ll spend more time on certain things and that’s okay. Balancing each hat is a combination of my incredible support system, family and learning to remain true to who I am.
BDO: Tell us about the work you’re doing with different health brands?
TM: It’s important to increase awareness about flu vaccinations. Protecting my family is important. And even though I tend to lead a busy lifestyle, making time for my family’s health is a priority. After learning about the toll that influenza can take on the entire family, I realized it was time to make flu vaccination a priority and welcomed the opportunity to partner with MedImmune and FluMist to encourage other parents to do the same.
Also, Milky! is a brand that my sister and I created. Basically, moms don’t always produce enough breast milk. But Milky! helps solve that. It’s made with organic herbs, and it helps boost the quality and quantity of breast milk. We also just came out with a plant-based stretch mark cream that works great. We’re also working on an organic hand sanitizer. All these products are not only effective, but safe for moms.
BDO: What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?
TM: Popcorn and salt. Loads of popcorn. It’s my weakness.
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